Federal Government Oversight in Busing and Trucking Industries

A recent article by the Associated Press (AP) raises questions about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s failure to properly regulate the safety of busing and trucking industries. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board are looking into bus and truck crashes that could have been prevented with proper federal inspections. The AP reports that tour and intercity buses move approximately 700 million passengers annually. This is only second to domestic airlines, which transport 785 million passengers each year. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration can’t afford to put 700 million passengers at risk each year due to negligent regulation practices.